Children Leukemia Specialist Bennettsville SC

Electricity keeps our lives humming, but since the late 1970s, scientists have been concerned that magnetic fields generated by electrical power lines may cause cancer—particularly childhood leukemia.

Steven Eric Olyejar, MD
1138 Cheraw St
Bennettsville, SC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 2000

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Kelvin B Raybon
(910) 291-7630
500 E Lauchwood Dr
Laurinburg, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Susan E Whelen, DO
(910) 291-7630
10742 Old Johns Rd
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadel
Graduation Year: 1995

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Susan Whelen Schaffer, DO
(910) 291-7630
500 E Lauchwood Dr
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1995

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Camille Utter
(910) 291-7762
500 E Lauchwood Dr
Laurinburg, NC
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Scotland Memorial Hospital

John William Gyves, MD
(910) 277-7259
PO Box 1082
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1977

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Musharraf Navaid, MD
(910) 276-2100
422 King St
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

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Ernest Little Helms, MD
(423) 224-5500
500 E Lauchwood Dr
Laurinburg, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1986

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Bharatkumar N Thakkar
(910) 582-1830
106 Jefferson Street
Hamlet, NC
Specialty
Hematology

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John Gyves
(910) 277-7259
PO Box 1082
Laurinburg, NC
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Laurinburg Cancer Ctr

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The Hidden Danger of Electrical Power Lines

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Electricity keeps our lives humming, but since the late 1970s, scientists have been concerned that magnetic fields generated by electrical power lines may cause cancer—particularly childhood leukemia.

The latest electromagnetic study reveals a shocking possibility: Children who live within 200 meters (about 220 yards) of high-voltage power lines at birth have a 69 percent higher risk of leukemia than those who live farther than 600 meters (656 yards) from the lines. Infants who lived between 200 and 600 meters had a 23 percent higher risk of leukemia.

The study’s authors, from the University of Oxford’s Childhood Cancer Research Group, readily admit that their results, while important, could be due to chance since they did not factor in any socioeconomic or environmental factors other than magnetic fields. Still, it’s the largest power-line study to date. Between 1962 and 1995, the researchers statistically analyzed the health records of more than 29,000 English and Welsh children with cancer (9,700 of whom had leukemia) and cross-referenced that information with Britain’s National Grid records.

Little is understood about how or why magnetic fields pose health risks, yet there appears to be a correlation between childhood cancer and high-voltage power lines.

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